Friday, February 27, 2015
What can I (you) do?
People are writing me saying that they write letters, call elected officials,
attend town hall meetings, send emails, faxes and texts, but nobody is
listening. Our elected officials do not receive the advice of those who
elected them. So the feeling out there is helplessness. Nothing works.
Nobody listens. This is true. These elected officials for the most part care
about getting elected and keeping there power.
Many are frustrated, even angry when folks like me say they must act.
First, what can you do? You can pray, and if that's all you can do,
then pray like you have never done before.
If you can do more, let's get on it. But, we need to stop seeking political
solutions, a political messiah if you will, to a spiritual problem.
As I see it, we are commanded by Christ to make disciples and preach
the good news to all creatures around the world. This doesn't mean
going to a great rally, getting people all emotional, getting people saved,
and then leaving them on their own to figure out their salvation.
We must be willing to coach people, hold them accountable, have
relationships. This is difficult. It puts us out of our comfort zone.
We have to know more about the Word of God than what we have
heard from the pulpit. We have to get out of what is generally being
taught in churches --a self indulgent, emotional and extra-biblical
concept of Christ.
It is not about us, it is about the Messiah. He died for us, what are we
doing for him? Sitting in the pews thinking about what God is going to
do for us has disastrous consequences. If we were making disciples,
and telling, teaching, exhorting, accounting, contending for the truth,
then the nation would not be in this physical bondage and spiritual
darkness. Leadership that is antichrist would not be elected. It would
not survive the light. We have to ask ourselves the question: Does what
we are doing here on earth matter in eternity? For that is what will be
judged. What can we do to change the nation? We need to conduct
heart to heart combat. Matthew 11:12 says,"And from the days of
John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence,
and the violent take it by force."
We cannot make a difference in this world by disconnecting from it.
We cannot make a difference in this world by asking what God is going
to do for us. He already did it. He sent His only begotten Son to die for
our sins that we may have everlasting life. The rest of the story is how
we work out our salvation under the commandments of Christ. If we
collectively were doing our job, as did our forefathers in the early days
of this nation, the leadership of this nation would reflect it.
We have to get outside ourselves and be effective at making disciples.
But? Here is a "But" for you: But you are a chosen generation, a
royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own; that you should
show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into
his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)." Make disciples, change the nation.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!